Thursday, February 16, 2012

Senior Center Lunch for past two weeks

I've posted before about the fact I get to go and cook once a week at the Seniors center here in my small town.   I've been doing it since the beginning of the year and am having a blast with it. 
There are three of us who are co-cooks.  Well, we all cook and basically take turns cooking.  Sarge is the senior cook here, and has been doing the lunches for a few years.  Actually,  Sarge has been cooking since the 50's and he's still going strong.  He was an army cook, and then worked in the commercial field for many years being responsible for as much as 4000 meals at a time.  I can't even begin to comprehend cooking for that many people.   A hundred or so is doable but more than that, well, all I can say is, I'm so glad he knows how to figure out how much to make at any given point in time.  As an example, today he made 15 pounds of turnip greens, and a case of yellow squash for the lunch.   We cooked up Meatloaf, Pork Pot Pie, garlic toast, mashed potatoes and gravy and a green salad as well as cornbread.  And that doesn't even count the desserts that a very generous bunch of ladies makes and brings.   Or the totally awesome bread pudding Sarge makes.  They all blow me away.   
Meat Loaf ready to serve
Yellow Squash

Turnip Greens

Pork Pot Pie
And it was all so good.   I know cause we taste it to make sure it is.   And judging from the way our guests ate, they all agreed. 

Last week we had Pork Roast, the leftovers became the Pork Pot Pie this week,  we also had a grilled Chicken Salad (using the leftover Grilled Chicken from the previous week), Chicken and Noodles, Green Beans, Peas and Carrots and Biscuits, as well as a green salad. 
The Menu 

Green Beans
Valentines Cake

Sidsel Munkholm - Author
Sidsel Munkholm - Author

Sid loves to cook, feed people and have fun in the kitchen. She shares her successes and the involuntary offerings she sometimes gives the kitchen goddess as well. And she's still looking for the mythical fairy to help her clean the kitchen after a marathon cooking session. Currently working on a cookbook showcasing the recipes from her Danish heritage.

1 comment:

  1. dkshannon@zoominternet.netFebruary 16, 2012 at 4:53 PM

    mmmmm all looks great!!!!!


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